BRANSON, Mo. - Table Rock Lake's new multi-million dollar visitors center is enjoying its first summer in business.
“People just absolutely love it,” said Sheila Thomas, executive director of Ozarks Rivers Heritage Foundation, which manages the new Dewey Short Visitors Center in a partnership with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers. “Since we have opened, I think we have had 40,000 people through the center,” she added.
The view from the observation deck is breathtaking, but, for the guests, there is less of the lake to see.
“Although it’s lower than we might like it, it is still awesome for whoever want to us it for fun,” Thomas said.
Thomas explains the drought and low water levels have had no effect on business.
“They are still able to swim and boat and fish, so that is probably all they are concerned about at this point,” she stated.